Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

Payment Provisions – Let the payer be aware!

Firstly, a brief recap. The Housing Grant Construction and Regeneration Act of 1996 (the Construction Act) introduced into all construction contracts for work in the United Kingdom, specific payment provisions. There were only limited exceptions principally contracts relating to residential occupiers. There were two particular provisions. 1.1  Section 110(i)(a) provided that every construction should provide […]

Late Payments: Still Biggest Threat!

Subcontractors – Late Payments: Still Biggest Threat! Published 7th December 2016 It is pleasing to note that “large companies will be required to publish details on how quickly they pay their suppliers, under draft regulations released by Small Business Minister Margot James” (Construction Enquirer 6/12/2016). Although a year later than originally promised, it is still pleasing […]

Farmer Review: Unfair Payment Practices

Farmer Review – Recognises Unfair Payment Practices for Specialist Contractors! Published 17 October 2016 The well-received Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model, has identified many unjust payment practices that specialist contractors are unfairly subjected to and must contend with whilst contracting as part of a supply chain: Construction Enquirer 6/10/2016. “Stirling-based Robertson Group […]

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